Artist of the day: Look Mexico
Look Mexico was a familiar face around Florida during their days in Tallahassee. Now that they're based in Austin, Texas, they don't make it around these parts very often -- but they'll be at Crowbar on Tuesday.
The band's lineup has evolved around singer-guitarist Matt Agrella over the years, and now includes Ryan Smith, Ryan Slate and Gary Battreall. Earlier this year, the group launched a Kickstarter campaign to see their first two records, released on vinyl. Their speciality is clever emo-pop with a heavy dose of garage-rock fuzz.
When the group opened for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists last fall at Crowbar, our reviewer wrote: "Dismiss Look Mexico as another emo crew at your own peril. The Tallahassee-born quartet, third billed Tuesday, does favor long, jokey song titles similar to those penned by a certain guy-linered Ashlee Simpson-ex. Look Mexico’s musicianship alone puts then in another league entirely."
Look for Look Mexico at Crowbar on Tuesday alongside Alexander and the Grapes and Macrame Owls. Click here for details.